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Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

Feeding the Bear: a Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli

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"Moscow might want to undermine security in the Baltic states or Poland, for instance, but could the Russian government successfully carry out a large-scale invasion of those countries?" Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin, in War on the Rocks, takes a look at some scenarios recently gaining more attention, and takes the perspective of further analysis: "While the Russian army definitely has the combat power to achieve these scenarios, does Russia have the logistics force structure to support these operations?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/3/2021

Jutland: The Latest Salvo. Book Review

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"When leadership demands results at any cost, you should not be surprised when that cost is unexpectedly high." Ray Garbee reviews Clash of Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland by Eric Dorn Brose, which covers World War I's British/German naval tensions and clash. Check out what Ray sees as "…an interesting assessment and one that gets to the heart of much of the lingering acrimony surrounding the battle and its aftermath."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2021

Fighting in 13.5mm

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"Having regard for the tooling costs of each sprue, that is a huge commitment to the product." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses developments in 13.5 mm miniatures, a topic near to his heart as a "space strapped" gamer. The purveyor of this relatively new scale, Warlord Games, has recently "…announced a new period in the ‘Epic’ scale ….. Napoleonics! due for initial release in January 2022."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/29/2021

Top 3 Wargame Suggestions for Christmas 2021 - Centurion's Review

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Top 3 wargame suggestions for Christmas 2021 – Part 1 – New Releases. Christmas time is fast approaching so we all look for presents inspirations. Today the Centurion's Review is looking at three 2021 releases which can be wholeheartedly recommend. Enjoy the article!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/28/2021

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Gaming Conventions

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If you belong to a gaming club, or know of one, please drop us a line and let us know so we can get it listed on Grognard.com!

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Men of Iron Tri-Pack
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Men of Iron
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Richard H. Berg

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 5
Date: 11/8/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
2nd St. Albans 1461

"...the situation demands that as each battle arrive, they are thrown into action." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, brings us an AAR of the 2nd battle of St. Albans (Wars of the Roses), from GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack. See why Norm characterizes the battle as "...a dynamic situation. Which side can get into action 'the fastest with the mostest' and which Battles will reach their Flight (read break) Points first?"
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/12/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
The Battle of Wakefield 1460

"If [Richard] fails to retain the activations, Somerset will almost certainly crush his ward’s flank. This could get messy!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tries out the new C3i Magazine Wakefield War of the Roses scenario for the GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack system. Check out why Norm has a "…hugely enjoyable game…", which "…has shown just how dynamic and eventful this system can be."
Article ID: 3
Date: 10/30/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Men of Iron Tri-Pack by GMT Games

What happens when you put three great games into one package? You get an even greater package! A Wargamers Needful Things reviews Men of Iron Tri-Pack by GMT Games. "The individual Battle Books are amazing in the historical detail and all of the information needed for setup and play for each battle. To say that I really like the series is a complete understatement. I think that this is one of the finest designs that Richard Berg ever came up with."
Article ID: 2
Date: 8/28/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Not Agincourt?

"...I will be playing this with the French army being closer to their true military capability than they were on the day." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, turns to (sort of!) the battle of Agincourt in GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack. Join Norm for the fun: "This is an alarming moment for the English and good game tension comes from the next few die rolls and manoeuvres."
Article ID: 1
Date: 8/21/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Refighting Bosworth 1485

"One of the great intrigues about this battle is to what degree some of the nobles had already agreed to support Henry...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a go at the battle of Bosworth in GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack. Check out what Norm thinks of how the system handles the battle: "Well, from the off, the battle moves in an unexpected direction."